We have adopted 2 kids and hoped to adopt 2 more but we were unable to. We went through Clomid, and one round of Fertinex, only to discover that my right tube is blocked and on the rare occasion that I do ovulate it's on my right side.
I could have had surgery, but there were no guarantees, so we elected to adopt from foster care. I love my kids and wouldn't trade them for the world, but I wouldn't complain if God decided to bless me with a pregnancy.
Congrats to all of you were able to conceive!!
Edited by: ZEBRAMOM1 at: 3/28/2008 (12:35)
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I can totally relate to how you are feeling. I tried for years to get p/g naturally. I was so determinied that I sought out employment through their infertitily (IF)benefits. I had several arguments w. my DH (dear husband) and have heard so many cliche's to mention. Finally I took a pay cut to work for my present company which made the pay cut well worth the investment. They have awesome IF benefits. Unfortunately, I was never able to conceive on my own. I had to do injectables (to ovulate) and just to make sure it worked, we did IUI w/ DH's sperm(intra-uterine insemination). Actually, it really was not bad at all. Kinda cool, because I got to see my little one long before most women who do it naturally get to. With actively trying through a RE (reproductive endocrinologist), it took me 3 tries for my DD (dear daughter.)
Long story short, I have a 2 1/2 year old little girl. She was delivered via emergency c-section weighing in at 9lbs 11 oz. I had breast feeding issues (it never worked). I tried so hard that I think I was starting to get post partum depression, so I decided that bonding w/ my DD was more important than being resentful that I could not b/f her. I don't know if this had to do w/ PCOS or just being a first time Mommy.
This past Summer (2007) we tried to conceive a sibling for DD...I was cancelled 3 times and was advised to do IVF. That is what brought me to SP. I also gained 15 lbs. (from pre-pregnancy weight) after I had my DD. We will try again this Summer w/ inj/iui. My DH does not want to do IVF (even though I have ins. coverage) because he feels that if we were meant to have another one, it would be as easy as it was to have DD.
So, it can happen, even if you have to go the route I did.
I think it is cool that some can get p/g naturally w/ this challenging disease.
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Thank you for sharing! My husband and I actively ttc for 6 cycles and nothing. My irregular cycles made me seek out a medical opinion and I found out this past Nov/07 that I have PCOS, so now I'm just looking to lose weight to help the fertility issues.
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Opps! Sorry if my message read as if I was offended...I wasn't. Sorry! I just love to get the word out about adoption, because you hear so many horrible stories...There are great ones out there too. Have a great day!
Sorry if I offended you about my remark. I did not mean it that way. I'm just telling that I am not into adoption just to complete my marriage. If and when I decide to adopt it would be for love of the child. And I really believe that adoption is an expression of love and the noblest thing to do. Anyway, have a nice day everyone.
Hi, my name is Kelsha. I was Dx with PCOS 4 yrs ago. I am 23. My husband and I had been married 2 yrs when we miscarried...We adopted our beautiful daughter this last summer. We were there for her delivery, and brought her home from the hospital two days later. We have not given up on becoming pregnant ourseleves again...But I want others to know that adopting can be wonderfully fufilling too.
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I know how you feel, when I found out I had PCOS and was told we'd probably never have anymore children without fertility help, I was devastated and I had given up. This was a wonderful suprise for us.
I'm not overly spiritual, but I do believe things happen for reasons, and, it's when you least expect it, things happen.
I was on this board way back in early 2007. I had been diagnosed a few months earlier with PCOS and had a whole host of problems including insulin resistence and thyroid issues.
Well, not too long after I found this support site and was weighing my options for medications to control this darn disease, we found out some exciting news... I was pregnant.
I had a rough pregnancy, I won't lie, but after bed rest, gestational diabetes and pre-term labor, I delivered a wonderfully healthy baby girl (I made it to 38 weeks)...Madeline Molly was born via c-section on 8/30/07. She was 7lbs, 8 oz.
Now, you might wonder why I didn't get back on here sooner....well, that's another whole other story. Let's just say my life has been crazy these last few months.
Anyway, the real reason for my post is to give hope to those unsure if a pregnancy is in their future. My ovaries were literally covered in cysts and I was completely messed up. If I could get pregnant, there's hope for more of us PCOS girls. :)
Now that I'm back, plan on hearing from me often. :)
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